TIMELESS DESIGN FOR EVERYDAY LIVING

Maria Berntsen works intuitively and experimentally with her design from her Copenhagen-based design studio. Inspired by the nature of materials and a product’s destined functionality, she lets form follow function in simple Scandinavian designs, ruled by mood and intuition.

“INTUITION IS A VERY IMPORTANT FACTOR IN THE WAY I WORK. NATURALLY, THE SHAPE
HAS TO SUPPORT THE FUNCTION, BUT AT THE SAME TIME IT MUST HAVE A STIMULATING
EFFECT.”

IN THE DESIGN PROCESS WE STARTED OF WORKING WITH THE DETAIL OF THE LEG, A SQUARED PROFILE WITH VERY ROUNDED EDGES, GIVING IT A SOFT, FRIENDLY FEELING. THIS HAS BECOME A SIGNATURE DETAIL WITHIN THE SERIES. ANOTHER AIM HAS BEEN TO USE AS FEW SCREWS AS POSSIBLE TO KEEP THE FOCUS ON THE BEAUTINESS OF THE WOOD.